Rental Policy

Advance Reservations

Reservations can be made up to one (1) year in advance, however rates and properties are not guaranteed. Rates and properties are subject to change without notice. A minimum payment of fifty (50%) percent down per reservation is required at the time of booking the reservation. The advance payment is not a damage deposit. If you are paying by check, we will need to receive the payment within 5 days of reservation.

Age Requirement

Our customary policy is no reservations will be made to students or singles under the age of twenty-five. Parents must accompany their children under the age of twenty-five at all times. This policy includes reservations made by parents who do not check-in, and/or who leave overnight during the length of the stay. NO EXCEPTIONS! We require one parent for every four persons under the age of 25. Non-compliance of these rules and regulations will result in immediate eviction with no return of any and all funds paid. In accordance with Florida State Statute 509.141, reservations made under false pretense are null and void and check-in will not be allowed. No underage drinking and/or partying allowed. Our rental properties are monitored for violations of this policy.

Beach Rules

Please make every effort to keep our beaches beautiful and our gulf clean from debris. Remove all tents, chairs, toys and other misc. items from the beach each day. For your safety, please observe the warning flags posted at every public access.

Beach Service

Beach service availability is seasonal only, per property. Please contact a reservationist to determine beach service availability and dates.

Cancellation

We do not offer a cancellation policy. Once payment is received, we will not issue a refund, for any reason. We highly suggest you purchase your own vacation rental insurance with a carrier of your choice.

Check-In, Check-Out Time

Check-In is 4:00 P.M. (CST) or later. During peak season, your vacation property might not be ready by 4 P.M. Check-Out time is promptly at 10:00 A.M. We DO NOT allow early check ins or late departures. Guest will be billed ½ days rental for late check outs.

Key Policy

Any Keys/fobs/wristbands/garage door openers etc., for the rental must be returned to Forever Vacation Rentals at check-out. Failure to return these items will result in additional fees.

Late Arrivals

Please contact us if you plan to arrive after 5pm CST on the date of your arrival.

Construction

We cannot predict construction plans in the area and therefore cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience. No refunds can be given in the event of nearby construction.

Furnishings

These properties are privately owned. You may not agree with the placement of items, furnishings, and/or mattress comfort level; however, this is the arrangement preferred by the owner. We encourage you to call us if you have any comments or concerns. No refunds or rate adjustment will be given due to owners’ choices on furnishings.

Housekeeping Fee

A housekeeping fee will be added to all reservations, regardless of the number of nights booked. The fee will vary depending on the size of the property. Laundry facilities are provided either in the rental property or on the grounds of the property. The property will also be stocked with an initial supply of trash liners, toilet paper, bath soap and dishwasher soap. IF, on ARRIVAL, you have ANY HOUSEKEEPING PROBLEMS, report them to the Guest Services Team IMMEDIATELY so that they may be remedied. NO DISCOUNTS WILL BE GIVEN DUE TO HOUSEKEEPING.

Hurricane

We highly suggest that you purchase a trip insurance plan of your own choosing. We will not reimburse for any acts of God or circumstances beyond our control.

Internet Access

Privacy & terms usage for properties with internet access. Users/guests may not use the internet access contained in or around Forever Vacation Rentals for malicious or unethical activity; including assessment of other people over the internet or that violate federal, provincial, or copyright laws. This act in conjunction with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Any and all misuse that is reported will be dealt with swiftly. The guest that is listed on the reservation is ultimately responsible for the guest’s/family member’s actions during the duration of their stay. Most of our properties have internet access, either fee-based or free, through their individual service providers. We do not, however, guarantee internet connectivity due to service being provided by an outside vendor, restrictions from personal computers, and several other factors that may lead to interruption of internet service. In the event the internet service is inoperable, we will do our best to troubleshoot over the phone but if it requires further assistance, the guest will be responsible for contacting the internet provider. No refunds will be given due to loss of internet service.

Maintenance Problems

During your stay, promptly report any maintenance problems to Forever Vacation Rentals. Please do not leave doors or windows open while the A/C or heaters are operating. If the A/C is frozen during your stay, you will be charged for the misuse of the system (this typically happens when guest do not close window and doors, while leaving the A/C running). Forever Vacation Rentals’ staff may enter the property to respond to any maintenance and/or housekeeping issues during your stay. No refund or rate adjustment will be made for unforeseen failures such as the supply of electricity, water, pool filtration systems, air conditioning, telephone, television or cable service, appliances, etc.

Method of Payment

When making reservations thirty (30) days or more in advance, method of payment is by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card) or personal check for the reservation deposit. Accepted forms of payment are in U.S. funds only. For reservations made less than thirty (30) days prior to arrival, immediate payment in full is required by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card). Remember that your final payment is due thirty (30) days prior to arrival

Neighborhood Rules/HOA

Most vacation properties are controlled by a Home Owner Association. These associations have very strict rules that must be respected i.e.: limited parking, towels hanging from balconies, garbage can retrieval, weddings etc. Most violations warrant a fine that the guest will be responsible for paying.

Noise Ordinance

Florida Statute 125.01 prohibits excessive noise at any time. Quiet time for all properties is 10:00 P.M. until 7:00 A.M., in conjunction with county ordinances. Please be considerate of your neighbors. Radios, stereos, and all other musical or entertainment devices will be played in compliance with the decibel level. The decibel levels cannot exceed fifty (50) decibels between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. outdoors. Music played inside may not be heard outside of the property with the doors and windows closed. At 10:00 P.M., all guests not staying at the property need to depart from the premises.

Owner’s Closet/Owners Furnishings

Most properties have interior locked closets (Owners Closet) that are off limits to guests. All properties are privately owned and their furnishings vary depending on Owners taste. We cannot guarantee the presence of a particular listed furnishing. Forever Vacation Rentals cannot be held liable for errors, omissions, changes in price or furnishings.

Pet Friendly Properties

Forever Vacation Rentals has an inventory of pet friendly properties. While outside, pets must be on a leash at all times. A person with a pet must collect and properly dispose of all fecal matter. Any reservation made under false pretenses will be subject to forfeiture of any/all payments of rent and deposits, and the party will not be permitted to check in. If the party has already checked in, they will be evicted and subject to additional cleaning expenses. Pets are not permitted on the beach. A non-refundable fee is required for pet stays and additional deposits may be required. Pet owners will be financially responsible for any damages and extra cleaning. The Peace of Mind Protection Plan does not cover any pet related incidents.

Pool Policies

Diving or jumping into the pool or Jacuzzi may result in head, neck, or spinal injuries. As the renter, you accept the risk of the pool and specifically agree that no minor will swim in the pool unaccompanied by an adult. Pool heat is offered seasonally between October and Early May, however, pools cannot be heated if the temperature is below fifty two (52) degrees or above eighty (80) degrees. The pool temperature will be set between eighty (80) and eighty five (85) degrees. Please contact a Forever Vacation Rentals representative for details about the additional cost. Allow forty-eight (48) hours for pool heater to heat the pool water to the set temperature. Tampering with pool equipment may result in injury and/or a fine. All pool equipment must be operated by a licensed professional. Community or condominium pools and/or Jacuzzi’s are not controlled or maintained by Forever Vacation Rentals therefore we cannot be held responsible for inconveniences resulting from the pool.

Peace of Mind Protection Plan*

(Limited Damage Protection) TERMS OF PROTECTION: As a Guest (the person registered and all persons occupying the same rental unit) you are entitled to the Peace of Mind Protection Plan while staying at a Forever Vacation Rentals’ property. The Peace of Mind Plan is subject to the conditions, terms, and the administrative procedures listed below. The maximum amount that the Plan will cover is $1,500 per stay. CONDITIONS: The Peace of Mind Protection Plan has certain conditions. The Plan will not include liability for damage or theft resulting from:

Acts of God

Intentional acts of a guest.

Gross negligence or willful and wanton conduct.

Any cause, if the Covered Guest does not report the damage to Forever Vacation Rentals’ staff.

Normal wear and tear.

Property Damage

In order to provide our guests with the best vacation possible, we ask that all damages to the property upon arrival are reported to Forever Vacation Rentals in writing. Please document by sending to: ForeverRentals@live.com. An active credit card is required to maintain the reservation and the integrity of the unit. By signing this agreement you waive your right to dispute any charges that are made to your credit card regarding this policy. Non-billing stipulations include:

• No damage to the property or theft. • No violations of rental or association policies.
• Rental is left in a neat and orderly condition. • All garbage is removed from the house (Bagged/Sealed) and pool areas and all keys and garage door openers remain in the house.

Forever Vacation Rentals will notify you of impending charges by email; however, we reserve the right to bill the credit card for violations to the policy.

Rates

Published rental rates are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to correct rates that may have been misquoted due to human and/or computer error.

Reservation Changes

Once a reservation is confirmed, guests may not make any reservation changes or modifications.

Smoking

Smoking is strictly prohibited in all properties. We reserve the right to bill the credit card on file for violations to the policy.

Subletting

The rental property may not be sublet. Your reservation is not transferable to any other party.

No Daily Maid Service/Linens/Limited Supplies

Linens and towels are provided with the rental. Please remember to bring your beach towels. Daily maid service is not provided. We offer a startup supply of one single roll of toilet paper (in each bathroom), one roll of paper towels, hand soap, and a single dishwashing cycle.

Special Events

Please contact us for weddings or special events.

Taxes

Florida sales tax is seven percent (7%). Okaloosa and Walton county occupancy tax is 4%, for a total tax of 11% (subject to change by state or local government) which is added to all rentals of 180 days or less.  Guests are responsible for paying all applicable taxes in full prior to checking in. Taxes will be disbursed to the governing authority upon check-out and are subject to change without notice.

Trailers, RV’s, Motorcycles and Golf Carts

Trailers and RV’s are not permitted at most of our properties due to homeowner associations and size. Also due to noise restrictions in some neighborhoods and resorts, Motorcycles and Golf Carts may not be permitted.

** LIABILITY WAIVER **

A)     Owners and Managers of this property are not liable for loss, damage of property, injury to me or my guests during my stay on the premises. 

B)     I hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the owners of this property, its offices, staff, agents, or employees for any liability, claim and or cause of action arising out of or related to any loss, damage or injury, including death that may be sustained by me or to any property belonging to me arising out of use of the house or property.

C)     Indemnification: Guest and their party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Forever Vacation Rentals and its employees, from and against all claims, suits, damages, costs, losses and expenses arising from injury to any person or property occurring on or about the Property.